The Final Word / Conversations with Business and Technology Leaders
Describe the road that brought you to Jabian.
My senior year of college I was trying to decide between a career in Investment Banking or Management Consulting. Ultimately, I went with Consulting, but wanted a focus in the financial services industry, which was an interest of mine. I worked for many of the largest banks in the country working on M&A projects, but after getting married I needed to get off the road and stop traveling every week. I ended up working for one of my former mentors in a different consulting firm before joining Jabian.
How would you describe your leadership style?
I am definitely an input seeker who is not afraid to make decisions. I believe in failing fast and iterating to success. I enjoy coaching and mentoring people and getting them to buy into a strategic vision for the future. I want to help everyone pull in the same direction.
"I believe in failing fast and iterating to success."
What has surprised you the most since joining Jabian?
For me, it’s leadership who live and breathe the “principles driven, metrics aware” philosophy. A lot of companies say they want to manage and grow that way, but I’ve never seen it lived so truly day in and day out as I’ve seen here. It’s unique and refreshing!
What do you hope to accomplish at Jabian?
Jabian has been successful for 16 years, long before I arrived. I believe there is always room for growth and improvement, and I hope the blend of my experience and expertise with doing things the Jabian way will produce extremely positive results for Charlotte. I hope to help make our financial services business thrive!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m committed to family, golf, and travel! I’m a proud girl dad to my 13-year-old daughter and my wife and I make every effort to make sure she knows her grandparents and can spend time with them. I’ve had a golf club in my hand since I was about five years old and even tried to play professionally. Travel is in my DNA as my immediate family was the first to leave India. I’ve spent a lot of time going back to visit, traveling through Europe, and seeing the US. I have lots of enthusiasm to see new things.
What is your personal passion?
I’m an immigrant to this wonderful country, and I’ve had more than my fair share of successes in my personal and professional life. I was fortunate to have some great teachers and mentors who believed in me as a student and a person. That lead me to get involved in Big Brothers, Big Sisters where I served on the Board of Directors and have a passion for helping other kids find their own success.